Environment - Florida Newsmakers of the Year
• EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Statewide, the opening months of the year were the coldest in Florida's history, while July through September ranked as the warmest, according to state meteorologist David Zierden.
Jan. 11: 36 degrees
Record: Tallahassee, 14 consecutive mornings below freezing
Record: Tampa, Jan. 11: 25 degrees
Record: Vero Beach, March 5: 33 degrees
Record: Orlando, Oct. 26: 92 degrees
Record: Miami, where the weather station at the Miami International Airport logged a summer average of 85.17 degrees, the hottest since the city began keeping records in 1895.
Record: Daily maximum temperatures in the West Palm Beach area reached or exceeded 90 degrees on 79 days.